Drug offender can be named
A Judge has lifted an anonymity order granted to a derry man who had been shot by republican vigilantes.
Raymond Coyle (55) of Fountain Hill in derry was convicted last month of possessing class B drugs with intent to supply on March 16, 2012 but an anonymity order had been put in place preventing him from being named. Coyle, who was shot by the group Republican Action Against drugs (RAAd) in his Waterloo Street shop on January 27, 2010, had contested the charge but was found guilty and fined a total of £1,000. derry Magistrates Court heard 29 substances had been removed for examination from Coyle's shop and one contained the Class B substance mephedrone in a product identified as bath salts.